Saturday, February 25, 2006 

RIP Don Knotts


Are you there, God? It's me, Barney...

He laid the groundwork for a hundred comedic second fiddles, and his movies made more fun than money, but from Limpet to Chicken to VW Bug sidekick Don Knotts defined the small bumbling man with the heart of gold for more than one media generation. Heck, he even got the girl on occasion.

Comprehensive CNN obit here. Shrine and performance archives here. Legacy everywhere.

Goodnight, Mr. Furley. We'll miss you.


X-posted to my personal blog, because I know you don't come visit as often as you'd like.
Entry By boyhowdy

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 

Please Advise

Something serious tonight.

I almost posted something in my blog tonight that gives away a whole mess of my personal life -- stuff I've managed to keep out of the blog so far, like my parents' recent break-up, and my mother's increasingly psychopathic behavior.

It would be hurtful. It would be disastrous. But it needs to be said to my mother, and -- sas she has increasingly come to treat the minds of others as if they were merely tenuous constructs of 2 dimensional devil's advocacy, and since she has gone into her own world much more than ever, I fear that saying it publically is the only way to make sure she hears it.

I have put the post-I-didn't-send in the comments.

Please discuss.

Please.

Because I don't trust therapists, because she is one.
Entry By boyhowdy

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 

Morbid Questions Can Be Fun

Tomorrow at dawn you go to the gas chamber.
Please give us your request for your last meal.
Entry By doctor.mom

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 

Engrish Make Me Happiness



Oh, dear lord.



And wtf is with the square milk?

More here, too.

Leave a, commet! You speaker.
Entry By boyhowdy

Saturday, February 11, 2006 

Worst. Valentine's. Day. Moment. Ever.

Whatizit?
Entry By Shaw Israel Izikson

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 

You Gotta See This



X-posted in longform here.
Entry By boyhowdy

Sunday, February 05, 2006 

The Digital Dozens: Yo Mama So N00b...

Yo mama so n00b she gots whiteout on her monitor.

Yo mama so n00b she tried to order a book online and lost her credit card in the floppy drive.

Yo mama so n00b she buys a printer 'cause the dude at Staples recommended it.

Yo mama so n00b she licks the back of her screen before sending email. (alt: buys stamps for her email.)

Yo mama so n00b she printed out a bunch of blank word documents because she was running out of printer paper.

Yo mama so n00b she sticks her floppy disks to the fridge with magnets so she'll remember to bring them to work.

Yo mama so n00b she gets up to close Windows.

Yo mama so n00b, she'll never find this or any of your other blogs, so feel free to blog about her with impunity.

Feel free to add your own in the comments, fellow 1337 haxxors...
Entry By boyhowdy

Saturday, February 04, 2006 

Ah, Crap

There are always too few genuinely groovy old guys in the world. Al Lewis was one of the oldest and grooviest, but now he's dead. Is it too much to hope that the vampire schtick was true?


1923-2006


(cross-post)
Entry By Amy

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 

On Behalf of Pete Seeger

If you had a hammer, would you hammer in the morning?
If not, when?
Would you hammer out a warning?
If not, what?
All over this land?
Or where?
Entry By doctor.mom